a fugitive

A "fugitive" is a person who escapes from a jail, runs away when the police are trying to arrest them, or hides from a government agency that is trying to find them.

Since "fugitives" are people who are hiding and running away, here are some common phrases that the word "fugitive" is used in:

the fugitive escaped

the fugitive is on the run from the police

the fugitive was apprehended by the police

the fugitive has surrendered to the police

the fugitive was captured

the fugitive has been arrested

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